Monday, February 18, 2013

The Revision Process

You send your latest draft to your critique partners, expecting minimal revisions.



You get their comments back, and the work is a bit more in depth than you thought.

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You know the changes will bring your book to the next level, and on the outside, you're all, "I got this."




But when you actually try to tackle it ...

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... and ...



... and ...

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 After enough hours of no progress, you just want to

 

... and ...  

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And your friends and family are like

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But finally your critique partners knock some sense into you.


Everything begins to flow, and you start to make progress.














And then you really show the revision who's boss.











And days later, you finish, emerging from the revision cave, your novel better than ever.














It's 2 a.m., and no one else is awake to celebrate, but you don't care.



Time for the revision dance.

*** A huge thank you to the creators of #WhatShouldWeCallMe and Title To Come, whose hilarious tumblrs got me through the most frustrating moments of revision and inspired this post.

2 comments:

  1. So true! I love the revision dance. Awesome and very amusing post :)

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  2. That was cute, Donna. Sorry I just saw this. I've been off the grid.

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